The all-new Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid will have its India debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo.
Upon its launch in India, the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid will take on the Toyota Prius.
Hyundai, the South Korean automaker will launch 8 all-new products in the Indian market by 2020. Out of eight, three will be all-new cars while the rest will be new generation models of existing products. The company will unveil the new Hyundai Ioniq hybrid in the country at the Auto Expo 2018, confirmed Hyundai MD & CEO, Y K Koo. And its launch will take place by mid 2018. The Ioniq will be the first fully-hybrid Hyundai car in the Indian market that will go against the Toyota Prius.
Carmakers like Maruti Suzuki and Mahindra have products with mild-hybrid systems, while Toyota & BMW are selling proper hybrid vehicles in India. Volkswagen will also launch its first hybrid car – Passat GTE this year. The Indian Government’s schemes like FAME and NEMMP have surely encouraged carmakers to bring in alternative fuel-run vehicles, and as result we are seeing a slow yet steady growth in hybrid and electric vehicle segments. These vehicles attract lower excise duty besides other incentives being offered to promote ‘green’ vehicles. Read More – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India
The company says that “Hyundai designers concentrated on its future-focused character, fundamental to its appeal. A fluid exterior shape and natural air flow channels emphasize aerodynamic body lines and surface volumes.”
Design inspiration for the Ioniq comes from Hyundai’s latest fluidic design philosophy. It comes with hatchback-like profile along with various other smart efficiency solutions help in offering a class-leading drag coefficient of 0.24. Design highlights include hexagonal grille, vertical C-shaped LED daytime running lights, low-beam LED headlamps and 16-inch alloy wheels. Also Read – 2017 Hyundai Verna Sedan Fully Revealed
Similar to the exterior, the vehicle’s interior too looks futuristic. Based on ‘Purified High-tech’ design concept, the Ioniq hybrid’s cabin has an all-black dashboard with several control buttons for hassle-free operations. The company claims that the interior materials have been chosen with an ‘ecologically-sensitive focus’ to give the interior sleek and purified feel.
Chrome touches on AC vents, door handles, dashboard and steering wheel complements the all-black layout of the cabin. The vehicle’s flat-bottom steering wheel with control buttons over it too looks quite attractive.
|Engine||1.6L petrol + 8.9kWh lithium-ion battery|
|Electric Motor Range||50kms|
|Gearbox||6-speed dual-clutch automatic|
The Hyunai Ioniq is the first vehicle in the world to offer three distinct electrified engines on a single, dedicated vehicle platform. It’s available in regular hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric models in international markets, which target a wide range of buyers. In India, the Ioniq plug-in hybrid model will get a 1.6-litre four-cylinder Kappa petrol engine coupled with a 8.9kWh lithium-ion battery. The combined power output of the battery and the gasoline unit is about 165bhp . The lithium-ion polymer battery alone churns out 60bhp and offers an all-electric range of 50Kms. With such power figures, the Ioniq will be a lot more powerful vehicle than the Toyota Prius.
– Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
– Wireless charging of smartphones
– 7-inch TFT instrument cluster displays
– Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
– Lane Departure Warning,
– Blind Spot Detection
– Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
– Smart Cruise Control
The Korean automaker has confirmed that the new Ioniq plug-in hybrid car will make its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in Delhi. The launch will happen by mid-2018. We will update you as soon as Hyundai divulge any information on the same.
|Minimum||Rs 35 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 40 lakh|
Since the vehicle will come as completely built up (CBU) unit, we expect it to be priced between Rs 35 lakh – Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price, it will be a direct rival to Toyota Prius.
Source – ETAuto